University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Advanced Chemical Engineering

This course covers a vast subject extending far beyond its traditional roots in oil and gas processing; as well as dealing with chemical reactors, distillation and the numerous processes that take place in a chemical or petrochemical plant, there is an increasing need for chemical engineers able to design and develop formulated products and to have knowledge of biotechnology and environmental issues; the course is designed to equip students with this knowledge.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent qualifications or experience; 2.2 is considered; IELTS: 6.5 (with no sub score less than 5.5); TOEFL paper based: 570 (with a minimum TWE of 5.0); TOEFL computer based: 230 (with a minimum TWE of 5.0); internet based TOEFL: 90.

Course modules

Modules include: Fundamentals of advanced chemical engineering; research training techniques and methodology; dissertation project. Optional modules: environmental design for atmospheric emissions; environmental design for aqueous emissions; batch processing; petroleum engineering; energy systems; utility systems; reaction systems design; advanced mathematical methods; interface and colloid science of multiphase products; fine chemicals production; sustainability; bioprocessing; fundamentals of biochemical engineering; biorefinery engineering.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a combination of examinations, written coursework assignments and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 19,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

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